Dorie Zabriskie, founder of Dance Jam, a freestyle dance group that meets monthly at the Makoto Dojo studio in Ventura and is hosting Frost as a special event, first fell in love with contact improvisation when she attended one of Frost's workshops in Northern California.
"At first, I was really afraid of the floor, and I was afraid of people," the petite brunette says.But then she
had an encounter with a male attendee that changed everything.
Even some of the participants in today's workshop approached Zabriskie
beforehand to admit their nervousness about all this touching."Just think about how puppies greet each other," she
advised them.She scrunched her nose playfully, wriggling her head from side to side.